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JASNA Cen Cal events are often a combination of Meetings/Book Discussions and Social Events. At the Meetings/Book Discussions, we gather to discuss Austen’s work or related titles, have some tea and treats, perhaps hear presentations from our membership, and catch up on JASNA doings.  The Social Events can be anything from a picnic to a concert to attending a play or to celebrating Jane’s birthday in December. 

JASNA Central California Events 2017 – 2018

Meeting and Book Discussion on Mansfield Park

February 24th at 2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Woodward Park Regional Library, Fresno.  Free.

JASNA Cen Cal Picnic and Walking Party

April 28th at Noon – 4 p.m. Woodward Park, Fresno.
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Meeting and Book Discussion: The Making of Jane Austen with Devoney Looser

July 28th at 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Location: Woodward Park Regional Library, Fresno.  Free and open to the public. Features a Skype Q&A with the author.
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Events for 2018 – 2019

Meeting and Book Discussion on Northanger Abbey

October 27th at 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Location Fresno County Library Branch TBA. Free and open to the public.

Jane’s Birthday Party!

December 16th at 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.  Location: The home of DeAuna Marks
Reservations: $10 for JASNA Members/$12 general.

“You can Get a Parasol at Whitby’s”: Circulating Libraries in Jane Austen’s Time.

Saturday, January 19, 2019. 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Illustrated presentation and discussion by JASNA President Claire Bellanti
Woodward Park Library, Fresno. Free and open to the public.
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Other JASNA Regions or Related Events

“The Heiress”, presented by Good Company Players in Fresno
April 27 – June 17, 2018. 2nd Space Theater
A play adapted from the novella “Washington Square” by Henry James

Central Valley Jane Austen Book Club
Read and Discuss “Pride and Prejudice”
Saturday, May 26 from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Mad Duck Craft Brewery

Admiral Nelson Ball in Fullerton

Saturday June 2. 6 PM – 10 PM. Fullerton Ballroom
114 E Commonwealth Ave, Fullerton, California 92832


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Saturday, June 2, UCLA Faculty Center, “Spring Cleaning at Chawton”


Central Valley Jane Austen Book Club
Read and Discuss “Camp Austen: My Life as an Accidental Jane Austen Superfan” by Ted Scheinman.
Saturday, June 23 from  2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Kuppa Joy Coffee, 518 Clovis Ave. Clovis.


Mary Shelley “Frankenstein” Ball
Bay Area English Regency Society
Saturday, September 15 at 8 p.m. at the San Mateo Masonic Lodge